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Hoover Digest by topic: Military History

October 9, 2009

This Familiar Battleground

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Policy makers, in their haste to forget the Vietnam War, also forgot to learn from it. By H. R. McMaster.

October 9, 2009

War and Peace: Clash of the Nobels

Former president Theodore Roosevelt and Kaiser Wilhelm II

The controversy over President Obama’s peace award is nothing new. The history of the prize has been anything but peaceful. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.

October 9, 2009

The Power of the Ought

Having a vision for the future—and being held accountable for it. By George P. Shultz.

October 9, 2009

Idealism Derailed

A portrait of the late Robert S. McNamara

A portrait of the late Robert S. McNamara. By Philip Bobbitt.

October 9, 2009

Reagan’s Secret War

This president played against type, pursuing a low-profile crusade to avoid nuclear Armageddon. An excerpt from a new book by Hoover fellows Martin and Annelise Anderson.

June 30, 2009

Managing American Hegemony

Whether the United States will remain the world’s dominant power is a question that will be answered by . . . the United States. A talk with Hoover fellow Kori N. Schake. By Christian Brose.

June 30, 2009

Resilient Force

General Jack Keane, who helped create the surge, says the war in Iraq was well worth it. By Peter Robinson.

June 29, 2009

NATO at Sixty

An alliance for the purposes of defense has grown into an alliance for the purposes of democracy. By Zoltan Barany.

April 20, 2009

No Such Address

No such address

Obama’s inauguration was historic, but his inaugural speech was not. By Peter Robinson.

April 20, 2009

Blue Shift

Figure 1. Where the Republicans of 2004 Diverged on Bush’s Performance

The recent elections crowned a long-rising Democratic dominance. The pattern may hold—or crumble. By David W. Brady, Douglas Rivers, and Laurel Harbridge.